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By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Read 3 times. Last read December 15, 2016 to December 16, 2016.

On the road again with the Ingalls family and we say goodbye to Plum Creek. Sadly, this time without my boy Jack. We are headed to the wilds of the Dakota Territories, friends. On a train! To claim a homestead and settle down, no matter how much Pa and Laura want to go to Oregon.

Pa heads to Dakota to work the railroad and be the payroll clerk, then Ma and the girls head out to meet them. The railroad men are filled with rough talk and violence, but Laura is fascinated with them as you would expect. Pa proves himself to be smart and brave, as usual, and then the railroad moves on to leave the Ingalls family alone in the Big Slough. After a cozy winter in the surveyor's house (what luck!) they stake a claim to their 40 acres and move into the claim shanty to win their bet with the government. Three stars, and onto the Long Winter! BRRR.
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Reading Progress

December 6, 2012 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
December 6, 2012 – Shelved (Paperback Edition)
December 6, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012 (Paperback Edition)
December 6, 2012 – Shelved as: books-for-the-kids (Paperback Edition)
December 7, 2012 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)
December 11, 2012 – Shelved as: favorite-series (Paperback Edition)
December 15, 2016 – Started Reading
December 16, 2016 – Finished Reading
December 23, 2016 – Shelved
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: books-for-the-kids
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: classics
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: family
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: favorite-series
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: history
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: calibre
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: kobo
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: read-again
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult
December 23, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 1, 2018 – Started Reading (Paperback Edition)
August 1, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 1, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2016 (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018 (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: family (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewed (Paperback Edition)
August 2, 2018 – Finished Reading (Paperback Edition)

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